Todd Crane to the Rescue

Small ExcavatorI called Todd Crane and he brought over a small excavator with a jack hammer on the front of it.  He was very careful to not damage the sandstone.  I was under the mill with a walkie talkie watching the foundation for trouble.  The sandstone did fine and it took Todd 2 days with this big machine.  The concrete was 39 in. thick ! ! ! Finishing UpThe opening is 6 1/2 ft X 6 1/2 ft.  The second photo is Todd finishing up around the edges of the opening.

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Mike Roe


  1. Stacee Panama on February 4, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Hello. Fantastic job, if I wasn’t so busy with my school work I read your total site. Thanks!

  2. Diego on June 25, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Though I don’t work in a kitchen, I do work with food and in a place that rerqiues this kind of dance and awareness. The hardest people to work with are the ones who have absolutely no idea what is going on around them. If you want to truly excel, you have to have awareness of what is going on around you. You have to know that hey, someone that just went into the cooler is probably going to be coming back out in a second so maybe don’t just stand in front of the cooler door. You have to be a good eavesdropper and listen in on conversations going on around you so that no important information escapes your knowledge. You have to pay attention to where you are at in physical space and where others are also. But I think most importantly you have to understand the bigger picture and why you are there, that way nothing important will slip through the cracks. Unfortunately, I find this is something that you cannot necessarily teach. You just have it or you don’t. And if you don’t, your life in the food world is probably going to be difficult.

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